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Environmental Data Journalism Academy

Status: Closed

  • Reporting grants
  • Training & education

Organisation: Thibi

Deadline: 28/02/2023

Location: Philippines

Thibi and the Internews Earth Journalism Network’s Environmental Data Journalism Academy prepares passionate environmental journalists in the Philippines for careers in data-driven accountability reporting.

The Program

The intensive six-month Academy has been created for select journalists to produce in-depth data-driven journalism on critical environmental issues in the Philippines.

The course, which will run in 2023, is divided into three parts:

  • One month of Fundamentals of Data Journalism online learning;
  • One month of Intermediate Data Journalism online learning; and
  • A two to three-month Mentorship (combination of in-person and remote) with a story production stipend.

Mentorship spots are limited and only journalists who have graduated from the Fundamentals and Intermediate data journalism courses and successfully pitched a story will be selected for the Mentorship.

The Environmental Data Journalism Academy teaches a structured, reusable process for telling data-driven stories about any beat using a wide array of tools. By diving deep into specific environmental data in the Philippines, journalists go through guided exercises to produce data-driven stories and develop mastery over the key issues, tools, and storytelling techniques for finding scoops hidden in data.

The single most important predictor for success for this program is a passion for in-depth storytelling and a track record to prove it.

Thibi is looking for self-motivated, high-potential individuals in the Philippines who are open to learning a new process for investigating a story through data. Applicants might be employed at media companies or freelancers. We also welcome teams from a single media house. We welcome newsroom reporters, designers and developers who have some experience covering the environmental beat.

To apply, please click here.

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